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From Where You're Sitting: Tracking Student Participation & Attendance

Professor Dana Muir was curious if there was a better way to track student participation in real-time, something other than marking up a printed seating chart or having to manually enter data into a cumbersome iPad app. When she approached Computing Services with her question, an idea occurred to them both--why couldn't the existing seating chart tool in iMpact allow for participation and attendance tracking? Some programming changes were made and a new app was born. Read about what happened, and the benefits of this new app...

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Liberating the Lectern: Using iPad to Free Yourself from the Front of the Room

PhD candidate Jason Kotter wanted a solution that would allow him to walk around the room, keeping students' attention on him, but maintain control of the lectern and his slides. After a period of searching, he found an app called Doceri. Using his iPad, he is now able to remote control the screen from anywhere in the classroom, and with Doceri's annotation capabilities he is able to hand his iPad to students in order to have them work through complex problems in front of the class, without having to leave their seat. Doceri now comes pre-installed in all classrooms, and all you need to use it is an iPad. Read more about Jason's story...

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